1. UK Government changes story again on destruction of Diego Garcia renditions evidence
  2. Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit
  3. Leading rights groups and TDs call for release of Irish teen held in Egypt
  4. UK records undermine Government’s claims over damaged CIA rendition documents
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

UK Government changes story again on destruction of Diego Garcia renditions evidence

on 12 September 2014

Diego Garcia

A British minister has today admitted that a number of records relating to flights passing through the island of Diego Garcia – which is known to have been used by CIA rendition jets – have been “damaged [by water] to the point of no longer being useful.”
 
The Government first informed Parliament that flight records for Diego Garcia were “incomplete due to ...

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Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit

on 08 September 2014

Drone from beneath

Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week's NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve has found.
 
Among the firms which paid up to £300,000 to ‘exhibit’ at the summit in Newport, Wales were:

  • General Dynamics, manufacturer of ...

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Leading rights groups and TDs call for release of Irish teen held in Egypt

on 04 September 2014

Ibrahim Halawa in Ireland

Rights groups including Reprieve and Amnesty International have joined MEPs, parliamentarians, academics, teaching unions and student groups in calling on the Irish government to secure the release of an Irish teen facing the death penalty in Egypt.

Ibrahim Halawa, a student from Firhouse in County Dublin, was 17 at the time of his arrest in Egypt in August 2013, when ...

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UK records undermine Government’s claims over damaged CIA rendition documents

on 04 September 2014

Diego Garcia

Claims by ministers that documents relating to the UK role in CIA ‘rendition’ flights were accidentally damaged have been cast into doubt by new Foreign Office (FCO) records obtained by legal charity Reprieve.
 
Last month, FCO Minister Mark Simmonds told MPs that records of flights passing through Diego Garcia had suffered “water damage” as a result of “extremely heavy weather ...

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US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

on 21 March 2013

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In 2012, Reprieve launched EC Project 2, funded by the European Commission. The Project identifies and assists European nationals facing the death penalty in the U.S. and around the world, and works with European governments and consular staff to assist their nationals.

In the U.S., we provide free and confidential support to capital defense teams. We also leverage ...

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